Saturday, June 22, 2013

Is having fun a crime?

I have had one of the funniest starts to a fishing year in a long time and I think there's a couple of reasons for that. First of all, I've been going by the day and haven't had a lot of plans. The second reason I think is that I haven't done any of the hardcore stuff this year like chasing tuna or tiring myself in a pursuit for the big early season Atlantic salmon. Third reason is that my wife has been very cooperative this year. Which is odd? She must have an affair or something?:)

Ice cream, beer and a deceiver. What a killer combo!

I've been having lots of fun fishing for pike and did a an epic striped bass trip. So lots of bites this year and a very hefty amount of casts with a #9-10weight single hander. I'm planning to chill out for the summer and only do something if I really want to and it envolves a lot of beer drinking! So, no running around all over Scandinavia this year. I'm trying to find out is there more to life then fishing? Probably not, but at least I gave it a shot!

Pike fishing set up.

Floating around and looking for Mrs. Pike.

All and all, there's a lot of articles out there about hardcore stuff. You kinda get the expression that Fly fishing is a extreme sport or something? Well, sometimes it kinda is and I love a big challenge once in a while. I just think that the soul and real essence of this lifestyle is not in all the hardcore stuff. It's the little things like having a beer at 6am, eating good food, sharing a cottage with good friends and having fun on the water. That's what it's all about - fun, food, alcohol, catching a few fish once in a while and mixing in some challenges to keep things intresting.

Striped bass and bluefish fishing are two of my favorite fun fishery's. My man Pasi (aka Bass in the States) is laughing along with the fish.

Thumps up for a good time

So have a fun summer and I'll get back to the serious stuff once the girls in Finland start to wear longer skirts!

Here's a set of pictures that are in the theme of having fun!

Ilkka having a well earned beer and waiting for the tide to turn.

Flooded out, but who cares!


After a nice fish it's fun to have a drink or two from the Hennesy bottle.

Hard tuna trip behind. Now It's time to relax. My friend Sakke having a beer in Panama City-


Catch of the day!

Ilkka and Jani having a few high fives after a released fish.

Nothing more fun and rewarding then releasing a nice fish. Nice to see it in its own element.

Beer time!

Don't have a clue what's going on, but it looks like fun!